Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be seen in a new avatar in outdoor clothing with Bear Grylls driving into the Jim Corbett National Park in northern India. PM Modi will be learning the tricks of survival in the wilderness. However, the ultimate aim of this episode is to raise awareness about protecting nature.
“People across 180 countries will get to see the unknown side of PM @narendramodi as he ventures into Indian wilderness to create awareness about animal conservation & environmental change,” Grylls tweeted, sharing a short video of the show to be aired on Discovery channel on August 12 at 9 pm.
Speaking about the show, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said, “For years, I have lived among nature, in the mountains and the forests. These years have a lasting impact on my life. So when I was asked about a special programme focussing on life beyond politics and that too in the midst of nature I was both intrigued and inclined to take part in it.”
“For me, this show presents a great opportunity to showcase to the world India’s rich environmental heritage and stress on the importance of environment conservation and living in harmony with nature. It was a great experience spending time in the jungle once again, this time with Bear, who is blessed with indefatigable energy and quest to experience nature at its purest,” the Prime Minister further said.
Previously, US President Barack Obama trekked through an Alaskan remote area to promote awareness on climate change. Other celebrities who have been featured on a show like this with Grylls include Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, Ben Stiller, and Michael B. Jordan.